header image 

Current Bulletin

St. John's Anglican Church

Parish of Horton, Wolfville, Nova Scotia

Jan. 7th, 2018  - The Feast of the Epiphany

8am   Holy Communion, The Book of Common Prayer, P. 67

Collect: O God, who by the leading of a star didst manifest thy only-begotten Son to the Gentiles: mercifully grant, that we, who know thee now by faith, may be led onward through this earthly life, until we see the vision of thy heavenly glory; through the same thy Son Jesus Christ, who with thee and the Holy Ghost liveth and reigneth, on God, world without end. Amen

Reader: Shirley Marston    Prayers of the people: Chris Maltby

Eucharistic Assistant: Beth Turner


10am     Holy Communion, The Book of Common Prayer   

The Gathering of the Community

      Processional Hymn                #158 Earth Has Many a Noble City

      The Collect for Purity, p. 67

      The Summary of the Law and Kyrie, p. 69

      Collect of the Day: Creator of the heavens, who led the Magi by

      a star to worship the Christ-child: guide and sustain us, so that

      we may find our journey’s end in Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen

The Proclamation of the Word

First Reading: Isaiah 60:1-6,  Della Harris

Psalm 72:1-7, 10-14 (see over)

Second Reading:  Ephesians 3:1-12,  Denyse Nelson

Gradual Hymn   #136 While Shepherds Watched Their Flocks by Night                  

The Holy Gospel: Matthew 2:1-12

The Nicene Creed, p. 71

      Sermon: The Rev’d Dr. V. Bruce Matthews

The Celebration of Holy Communion

Offertory Hymn                     #160 As with Gladness Men of Old

Thanksgiving Over the Offering, p. 74

The Prayers of the People: Jordan Waterbury

Invitation, Confession and Absolution, p. 76

Thanksgiving and Consecration (with Preface for Epiphany), p. 78

The Prayer of Humble Access and Agnus Dei, p. 83

Communion hymns:                                         #657 Loving Spirit;

                                                                     #137 What Child Is This

All are invited to come forward to receive communion or a blessing.

Gluten-free bread is available. Please ask at the communion rail.

      The Lord’s Prayer and Prayer after Communion, p. 85

      The Gloria and Blessing, p. 86

      Announcements: Jim Amos

Closing Hymn                  #143 Angels from the Realms of Glory

The Dismissal

Everyone is invited to enjoy a time of fellowship and refreshments following the 10am service provided by Elaine Slauenwhite & Olive Fyfe


Eucharistic Assistant:  Kimberly Matheson

Greeters: Denyse & Jim Nelson

Counters: Murray & Mary Phillips

Psalm   72

Give the king your justice, O God, and your righteousness to the king’s son;

that he may rule your people righteously and the poor with justice;

that the mountains may bring prosperity to the people, and the little hills bring righteousness.

He shall defend the needy among the people, rescuing the poor and crushing the oppressor.

He shall live as long as the sun and moon endure, from one generation to another.

He shall come down like rain upon the mown field, like showers that water the earth.

In his time shall the righteous flourish; there shall be abundance of peace till the moon shall be no more.

The rulers of Tarshish and of the isles shall pay tribute, and the rulers of Arabia and Saba offer gifts.

All rulers shall bow down before him, and all the nations do him service.

For he shall deliver the poor who cries out in distress and the oppressed who has no helper.

He shall have pity on the lowly and poor and shall preserve the lives of the needy.
He shall redeem their lives from oppression and violence, and dear shall their blood be in his sight.

Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost;

as it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be,

world without end. Amen.

Cycle of Prayer

Please remember in your prayers…

·       We pray for The Anglican Church in Aotearoa, New Zealand & Polynesia & the parishes in the Prince Edward Island Region

  • Those in need of God’s healing grace: Arthur, Joan, Albert Jucker, Charlie, Mary, Christine, Tim, Jamie, Trevor, Sylvia Desloges, Digger McDougall, Cal McMillan, Lyle Southam,

Jack, Pam, Barclay, Cecil, Joanie, Marlene & John Reid, Cameron, Jane, Doreen McKee, Kevan, Mary Funderburg, Diana Hart, Marian Sampson, Gloria, Connie, Betty, A.J., Heidi & Harry

·       All who are mourning the loss of loved ones, remembering especially the families of Dr. Wayne Hills, Jeremy Ingham, Nola MacLeod, Margaret Patterson and Mary Wells



8:00 am Holy Communion (BCP)    10:00 am Holy Eucharist (BAS)   



Mark these dates on your calendar

Today at 3pm: Celebration of New Ministry between the Parish of St. James, Kentville and the Rev’d Dr. John Roddam. All are welcome. Praise music beginning at 2:30pm.


Weds., Jan. 10th, 7pm, Manning Chapel library: WAICC meeting


Fridays 11-11:45am: Christian Meditation at the back of the church, followed on Fri., Jan. 12th by a potluck lunch. Sharon Doyle will join us to talk about her recent silent retreat and the value of silence. This event was postponed due to the storm last week.


Sun., Jan. 14th, 7pm: Finance Committee Meeting


Many thanks to all of you at St. John’s who have supported our initial Anniversary projects-including the ornament and coffee sales- over Christmas! We are thrilled with the enthusiasm we are seeing!!

Calling all young adults (ages 18 to early 30s): Come to the Agora Cafe on Tuesday evenings, 6-8pm beginning January 16th, 2018 at Port Williams United Baptist Church. Join us for a warm beverage on these cold winter evenings and some light cafe snacks. We offer a safe place to learn and ask questions. The cafe will begin with a series looking at who Jesus was in the Bible and who he is for us today. Suggestions welcome for future topics. For further information or to coordinate transportation to and from Port Williams, please contact Susan at


The next meeting of the 200th Anniversary Committee will be held Thursday evening Jan. 25th at the church at 7pm. We have planning to do and carry out for the next 3 months specifically, including artifact and archival work. As well - an Evensong “with an historical flavour” shall need some planning for February! See you all then! And Happy Anniversary/New Year! Camille


Church & Community News


ACW,  our first meeting in 2018 will be held on Monday  Jan. 15th at noon in the meeting room. After a brief meeting we will hold our annual "Bring & Buy" Sale. This is an auction style sale. Please bring in either new or gently used items to go into the sale. Bring your lunch; tea/coffee will be provided. We are searching for a new president. If any lady of the parish would like this position please contact Elizabeth Browne at


ANNUAL REPORT time is here again. If you had to submit a annual report last year chances are you will need to also submit one this year. Please email your reports to me when you have them completed. If you need to see what was in your last year's report just ask and I will sent it to you. The earlier I get the reports the more time I will have to compile them. Once I know the date for the AGM I will let you know what the date will be when all reports MUST be submitted. – Debbie MacDonald


Custom-Labeled Coffee to Celebrate 200 years: St. John’s now has custom-labeled medium roast coffee from Just Us! called My Cup Runneth Over. Available in whole bean or fresh ground for $12/bag at the church or at Sister’s Alternative Stuff, 6 Sherwood Drive (via Denise Ennis), 902-542-1135.


St. James, Kentville is looking for a Full-Time Organist/Choir Director. Application Deadline: Friday February 2nd. A position description is available by contacting the Parish Office at  


Rector’s Schedule: Sandra will be in the church office Tuesday, 11:30-1pm and at TAN Coffee Weds., 9:30-11:30am. She will be off Monday


200th Anniversary pewter ornaments for sale for just $10! Payment required when purchased. See an Anniversary Committee member.